by Tony Harris
• February 23, 2021
Today’s businesses often rely on hundreds of digital assets, including legacy systems and new applications that streamline their processes. However, you can’t rely on your SaaS apps, microservices, and systems to integrate themselves. Instead, you need an API solution built for full lifecycle API management. Microsoft Azure API Management and 3scale get a lot of positive reviews from users. Unfortunately, many organizations feel locked into the API solutions they already use, so they don’t know whether they could get better features elsewhere.
The following article will compare Azure API Management and 3scale to help you determine whether one of them might fit your organization’s needs.
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Azure is the name of Microsoft’s cloud computing company. Despite the connection to cloud computing, Azure API Management users can choose on-premises hosting as well as cloud hosting.
Microsoft built Azure API Management to balance fast, unified management with customization. Standout features include the solution’s ability to:
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Originally, Red Hat owned 3scale API management software. The company sold the software in 2016 and announced that it would become open source to give advanced users more flexibility. 3scale has grown over the years to become a noteworthy API program with ample features.
3scale highlights six critical features that come with its API software:
Businesses that choose 3scale enjoy using backend services to customize their APIs, discovering API endpoints so they can reuse them and save time, and having access to a broad range of integration options.
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If you don’t think Microsoft Azure API Management or 3scale offers the API features that your organization needs, take time to learn about the following alternatives:
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Microsoft Azure API Management and 3scale have prominent features, but they also have gaps that may prevent your organization from taking control of its APIs without adding members to your IT team.
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